With a big steel match just around the corner we didn’t
want to disappoint, so six stages of fun it was. Yea.. it
was hot but everyone survived. We even had four shooters
attend their first Wheel Burners match. Father and son,
John and Cody Maxwell who met some Wheel Burners at the
IRC came out. Ron W. invited Conrad out and he
brought friend Drew as well. Welcome to all. It
was a match of photo finishes with Pete winning the match
and open by a mere half second over Ron W. Likewise Dan
won limited by a thin second over Mike. Rhonda placed
third overall. Stage wins went to Pete, Ron and Billy who
placed nicely at fourth. Bob had a good match and Heeday
won Options in the limited division. The Maxwell’s,
surprisingly, placed next to each other on three of the
six stages. The stages: Options: Three arrays of
single target; small steel, paper and large steel, each
with an associated option plate of increasing difficulty.
Five shots, hit the option for a second off. Three
strings Annoying: Three arrays of three targets each.
All have different parts blacked out. Three shots on
each. The randomness of the blacked sections called for
extra attention. Slalom: Six barrels heading
downrange. Each hiding a single target. Weave your way
through the barrels and engage each, one shot. Then knock
the plates off the shooting star at the end. Bring your
ski pole(s) along and get a second off each plate for
each pole. Closer & Harder: Three boxes
heading downrange, fifteen yards apart. Two targets in
front of each and a lone target near the final array.
From the first box engage the two near and the lone
target two rounds each. Run like the wind and do the same
from the other boxes. Second box strong hand, last box
weak hand. Top Fuel 2: Four plates set vertical.
Two whites a red and a green. One paper near, one
further. Engage the white and green plates and the near
paper two rounds. Or engage the red plate and the further
paper four rounds with one second off for X hits. Three
strings. Point Break: Three plates set vertical.
Another left and another right. Stop plate top vertical.
Best four of five.
Club Match: The next Wheel Burners club match will be September 11. We’re shooting the ICORE postal match so don’t miss out. The postal match is one in which all the ICORE clubs participate. We all shoot the same stages and the results are tallied up across the whole organization and posted on ICORE’s web page. Kind of fun to see how you do against a whole bunch of people. We’ll also carry the club results on this site to see how you did against the local competition. We’re still needing design and setup for the October match.
Club Shirts: Well….it seems we’ve been going back and forth on this. Here’s the final word. The shirts are going to be ordered in only one style. Short sleeve, polo, with pocket, 100% cotton in light gray. A comfortable, useful and all around good looking shirt. If you would like one or more mail Rich and tell him your size and how many. Better hurry the order goes in soon. If you don’t want to commit then you can choose from excess and hope you find your size. Rich’s e-mail.
A recent e-mail exchange.
From: Roy Cuny To: Dan
More Shooting: Here’s some info on other South CA revolver matches. Hidden Valley Revolver Club (HVRC) ICORE match on the 4th Sat. at the Escondido Fish and Game (EFG) Assn. Go to http://members.cox.net/hiddenvalleyrc/ for directions and information. Team Lopez has monthly ICORE matches in the northern Los Angeles area. For more information and a contact, go to http://www.22rimfire.org/teamlopez.htm .